HHS Seeking Industry Feedback on HIPAA Modifications
Dec14

HHS Seeking Industry Feedback on HIPAA Modifications

HHS’ Office for Civil Rights this week issued a Request for Information on “Modifying HIPAA Rules to Improve Coordinated Care,” which will collect public input on how the HIPAA Rules—the HIPAA Privacy Rule in particular—could be modified to better promote coordinated, value-based care.

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Computer-Assisted Coding: Helpful or Hurtful?
Dec12

Computer-Assisted Coding: Helpful or Hurtful?

Computer-assisted coding (CAC) has become a commonly recognized presence on the health information management scene, so much so that we now have coders in the workforce that have likely only ever briefly trained on coding without CAC—or potentially have never worked without CAC at all.

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Patients Adding Psychiatric Advance Directives to Medical Records
Dec12

Patients Adding Psychiatric Advance Directives to Medical Records

Even if they have not encountered them in practice yet, health information management professionals may want to familiarize themselves with documents called psychiatric advance directives, a tool mental health professionals are using to help patients receive better care.

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Amazon Launches Health IT Software

Online retail and technology company Amazon plans to get into the healthcare IT industry its Amazon Comprehend Medical software, which is designed to do everything from helping cure cancer to providing clinical decision support.

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MACRA/Quality Payment Program in 2019: Finalized Changes
Dec06

MACRA/Quality Payment Program in 2019: Finalized Changes

On November 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. This article will provide an overview of impactful changes to the CMS Quality Payment Program for 2019 for both of the program’s tracks: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Models.

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